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Best Practices Tip: Effective Closing Statements

At the end of an unemployment hearing, employers and claimants in most states are given the opportunity to offer a closing statement. It is not always necessary to present a

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House passes Health Care Cost Reduction Act

The restaurant industry applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012.

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Father’s Day expected to draw 50 million diners

The restaurant industry projects that 50 million adults will dine at a restaurant to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17. According to new research by the National Restaurant Association, a majority of Father’s Day diners will choose Dad’s favorite restaurant to mark the occasion, while dinner will be the most popular meal time.

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Center Plate: Cover charges? We need your input!

The Department of Revenue is working with the Washington Restaurant Association to develop an industry guide to clarify when a cover charge is subject to retail sales tax, and when it is not.

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Purchasing from retailers: Save on the taxes!

  On June 1, spirits retailers were permitted to begin selling spirits to the general public and to on-premise licensees. There are a few things you need to know when

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Updated I-9 form in the works

The restaurant industry has weighed in on a proposed update of the I-9 form, the form that all employers and employees must fill out to certify an employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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Restaurant industry urges support for legislation to cut health care costs

The National Restaurant Association is asking the U.S. House of Representatives to support legislation aimed at reducing health care costs and providing more flexibility for employers and employees.

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Best Practices Tip: Unemployment Eligibility Determinations

Eligibility for unemployment insurance, benefit amounts, and the length of time benefits are available are determined by the state law under which unemployment insurance claims are established.

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WRA sheds light on, celebrates 1183 on Inside Olympia

Restaurant/bar operators and consumers throughout Washington began acclimating Friday for the first time in more than 80 years to a whole new way of buying liquor. Privately owned liquor outlets and grocery stores across the state began ringing up Washington’s first privatized liquor sales Friday morning, ending the state’s long-held monopoly on liquor.